Bigger, stronger, faster, louder: this is the only way that we can describe last weekend’s fifth chapter of Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack in Coalinga, California. One sold-out event, one half mile, two days, and eighty degrees in the middle of the desert. Completely booked Best Western. Two hundred drivers. Twenty-two world-class sponsors. Seven hundred spectators. Fifty media personnel. An average of fourteen hundred horsepower. One hundred seventy mph average trap speeds, and one three-way twerk team. Records were broken, engines were blown, heads were lifted, and GTRs were flipped. This is the event known as Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack. This is an event you cannot miss.
The term "bolt-on" has become a ubiquitous term among car enthusiasts, and is something Matt Owen has literally no understanding of. At the young age of 28, and the lead fabricator at T1 Race Development out of Rockwall, TX, Matt has had the privilege of building some of the fastest R35 Nissan GT-Rs in the world. That being said, he’s had his dream car in mind for a few years now, and it could not be any less impressive than the cars he works on every day.
The Global Time Attack ProAm series with Shift-S3ctor concluded Saturday (Oct. 19th, 2013) at Willow Springs International Raceway in Rosamond, California. Suitably named “The Fastest Road in the West,” the Big Willow track consists of many long, fast, sweeping turns and a high-speed front straight, making it the perfect venue for the finale.
When Shift-S3ctor created their very first Airstrip Attack in October 2011, the theory was simple—provide a safe, legal, and competitive atmosphere where they could push their vehicles and themselves to the limit. Throughout the past three years, this event has grown by unsurpassed proportions. What once was a gathering of friends has snowballed into an event that attracts some of the most important names in the automotive performance industry. To many, Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attack has become a proving ground to assert their dominance and to establish or reaffirm their place in this industry. Check out our coverage from the October 2013 Airstrip Attack event.
Dubbed as a three-day exotic car rally the Snowmass Automobilia Exotica takes drivers from Denver to Snowmass Colorado, and features a private track day at Aspen Motorsports Park. In its 4th year of existence what this event lacks in ridiculous behavior it makes up in accessibility, and a hard focus on real driving. Check out our coverage of the 4th annual Snowmass Automobilia Exotica presented by 3zero3 Motorsports of Denver, CO.